Business Profile: Rohrer Manufacturing

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:44pm

Building Fence Just Got a Whole Lot Easier
Air-powered post driver saves time and physical exertion

Good fencing is essential to any operation involving livestock. However, installing and repairing fencing — especially in remote locations — can be a time-consuming, backbreaking chore. Dan Rohrer, of Rohrer Manufacturing, has changed that.

“Wonder Tool” Saves Time, Money
More than 18 years ago, a fence builder, worried about how long he might be able to continue working, complained about the toll his work was taking on his back. This man challenged Dan to build a “wonder tool” that could remove the physical strain of his profession.

Rohrer, a master machinist and inventor holding more than 20 patents, developed the Man Saver Post Driver™ in response to this fence builder’s needs. Not only does this pneumatic post driver save on physical exertion, it also helps producers and ranchers save time and money.

“We went from driving maybe 10 to 20 t-posts an hour to driving 60 t-posts an hour. It made a huge difference,” recalls customer David Andrews, of Texas. Andrews further explains that when he needs to hire help for a fencing project, the time saved pays for the Man Saver many times over.

Light, Portable, Efficient
Starting at 26 pounds, the Man Saver is light enough for an 80-year-old grandmother to lift and operate. (If you don’t believe us, just visit and watch the video yourself.)

It’s portable and runs off a small air compressor, which means it’s ideal for remote locations. A series of adapters allows you to drive metal or wood posts of almost any shape up to 3.5 inches in diameter. Custom adapters are also available. The Man Saver comes in five different models to suit your exact needs.

The Man Saver is the only multi-directional pneumatic post driver on the market. As the Man Saver name suggests, the driver does all the work. It’s more economical than purchasing or renting heavy equipment, and it fits in tighter spaces.

Delivering 80 to 85 strokes per minute, it saves significantly on physical strain. Once you lift the Man Saver onto a post, you can practically stand by and watch it work.

Customer Bill Fattarsi, a retired attorney, recalls his first experience with the Man Saver: “Without it we would have had to hire someone to set the t-posts.” Fattarsi and his wife fenced 80 acres in Nevada and were pleased that the product worked as advertised, even in rocky soil.

The Family Business
As a rancher himself, Rohrer understands what it means to keep a family ranching business alive today. While $450 might sound like a lot of money for a post driver, Rohrer encourages customers to consider the value it offers in time saved and injuries prevented. Also, consider that Rohrer hasn’t raised prices since 1998. Rohrer relies on lean, streamlined manufacturing practices that keep his costs low and allow him to pass those savings on to his customers. All Man Saver components, except two steel sleeves, are made in the U.S., in his Prineville, Oregon, location.

With more than 18 years in the business, and 17,000 Man Savers sold, Rohrer says he’s proud of the success he’s achieved while taking the backbreaking labor out of fencing. He plans to continue to enhance the Man Saver Post Driver™ and add attachments based on customer feedback.

Best Ranch Hand
When it comes to ranching and farming, there’s always enough backbreaking work to go around. Any time a tool comes along that saves you time, money, and physical exertion, it pays to take notice. Next time you need a fence installed or repaired, you might discover that you don’t have to hire an extra hand. A Man Saver Post Driver™ can get the job done faster and easier than ever before.

It’s very simple, a real return on your investment, and this product makes fence building easy.

Visit or call for more information 1-800-980-7599.